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The plastic industry resists banning single-use plastics even as environmental group EcoWaste points out that it's the solution to plastic pollution
(UPDATED) The senator confronts immigration officials at a hearing after an informant alleges that the entry of POGO employees is facilitated for P10,000 per person
Senator Risa Hontiveros' committee investigates sex trafficking, prostitution rings, and exploitative work of women in the Philippine offshore gaming operators industry
No less than Senate President Vicente Sotto III is preparing the petition raising the need for Senate concurrence in ending treaties
'Joining the [Programme for International Student Assessment] next year without cascading the reforms, I don't think we will expect good results,' says the chair of the Senate committee on basic education
The measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code to recognize motorcycle taxis as public utility vehicles
(UPDATED) But Senator Panfilo Lacson does not see the point of doing this, citing the petition against ABS-CBN already filed with the Supreme Court
'Baka naman makahingi tayo ng p'wede nating gamitin,' says Senator Francis Tolentino as 'advice' to new AFP chief Felimon Santos Jr
Senator Sotto asks Senator Marcos: 'Then why did you not object? Senator Dela Rosa abstained. If you were in the session hall, then you should have abstained.'
Pro-administration senators withdraw their votes in an already approved Senate resolution that urges the President to review the Visiting Forces Agreement before terminating it
Conflicting employment figures, unpaid taxes, and rising crimes lead Senate labor committee chair Joel Villanueva to recommend suspending online gambling in the Philippines
Senators say they should first review the ramifications of withdrawing from the agreement that allows for the presence of US military troops in the Philippines
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the 'continuance of the agreement is deemed to be more beneficial' to the country
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says contact tracing is important, but not easy to do
'There is no hint of racism or xenophobia in this policy. It is… an acceptance of the fact that our defenses and capacity to respond to a health emergency is not that strong,' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday, January 30
'Number 1, ano ang benefits na nakuha ng Pilipinas dito? What is the national interest at stake in these agreements?' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on some questions to be taken up at the planned hearing
‘No one was spared — men, women, and children suffered at the hands of lawless armed men,’ says the report
(UPDATED) 'Her acts of deriding our sovereign laws is high-handed, arrogant, and irresponsible, which should not be countenanced but be condemned to the fullest,' says Senator Koko Pimentel of Angkas CEO Angeline Tham
(UPDATED) 'Basta mag-apply lang daw ako uli kung gusto ko, kasi the present visa was canceled,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, the architect of the Duterte administration's drug war
The Senate committee on public services finds no compelling reason why the TWG had to terminate the motorcycle taxi pilot run
Poe also says the Senate will continue hearings to expedite the passage of the law that will legalize motorcycle taxis
Bookmark this page to watch the hearing at 10 am, Monday, January 20
Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum says among the things to be considered are the volume of rain to be produced, where the rain would fall, and the threat of lahar
'War versus drugs fails only when you stop fighting. It's a constant battle vs drug dealers, drug dependents, corrupt officials, and cerebrally-challenged critics,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Senator Leila de Lima says the Safe Philippines project is an opportunity for China to spy on Filipinos
Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives welcome the conviction of the principal accused in the worst case of election-related violence in the Philippines
Did the opposition oppose responsibly? Did the watchdogs watch intelligently? Did the voters care enough?
Senator Panfilo Lacson hopes the President would once again veto questionable items in the proposed 2020 budget, just as he did with this year's fiscal plan
But Senator Panfilo Lacson accuses the House of allegedly inserting P16.345 billion worth of projects in the 2020 budget
The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to ratify the bicam report on the 2020 budget on Wednesday, December 11, during their respective sessions
The Philippines' richest senator comes under fire after wondering aloud why Filipinos still love the expensive galunggong
'Kapoy na. Pagod na tao 'dyan,' says the police general-turned-senator
Under Senate Bill 1219, the highest increases ranging from 20% to 30% will be given to government employees, usually teachers, under Salary Grade 10 to 15
'Bakit ba patay na patay tayo? Mahal na ang galunggong. [Eh di] 'wag kumain ng galunggong,' says Senator Cynthia Villar, as the price of the fish shoots up
Senator Risa Hontiveros says: 'Ang chairman Chinese, halos lahat ng contractors Chinese, ang systems software made in China, at ang training sa China. Pero dapat magtiwala at maniwala tayo na ito ay 'Filipino-run'?'
Senate Bill No. 643, which proposes to grant additional pay to all government employees who work beyond regular hours, is approved on final reading
House appropriations committee chair Isidro Ungab and Senate finance committee chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet to settle contentious provisions of the House and Senate versions of the 2020 general appropriations bill
House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab and Senate committee on finance chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet one-on-one to settle the conflicting provisions in the budget bill
'In the SEA/Asian games I've participated in, we were left by the host country to fend for ourselves. If possible, they even make us uncomfortable to make sure we lose to them,' says the Senate President, a former member of the national bowling team
Now approved by both houses of Congress, the proposal to allow the government to continue spending from 2019’s delayed budget just needs the President’s signature
The NBI says it is aware the former Comelec chief is in the US, and that 'they are studying their next move'
'We heard that he (Nicanor Faeldon) was interested in running for an election post in Mindoro. Certainly, to request to realign P1 billion to Sablayan detention facilities in Mindoro becomes suspect,' says Senator Franklin Drilon
Senate Minority Franklin Drilon has raised questions on the proposed budget of the agency responsible for the hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Watch the Senate deliberations live on Rappler.
The sponsor of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority budget will be made to explain how the New Clark City Sports Complex won't turn into a white elephant after the SEA Games
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says they will 'think thrice, even 4 times,' after senators raised serious security concerns over Dito Telecommunity's plan to build cell sites within military properties
Senator Imee Marcos, whose claim as a UP alumna is in question, poses for a photo with senators who graduated from the top state university. And netizens won't let it pass.
'I don't think there's a reason to worry because we have about 7 to 8 weeks before the end of the year,' says Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Senate finance committee